DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
------------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,629.0  (14.6%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MM
Simmons, Denise  2,424.0  (13.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,289.0  (12.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,283.0  (12.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____ :
Segat, Susana M.  2,001.0  (11.1%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ___________ :
Walser, Nancy  1,908.0  (10.6%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ___________ :
Harshbarger, Michael  1,568.0  (8.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ___________________ :
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad  753.0  (4.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH __________________________________ :
Harding, Donald  712.0  (4.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFF ___________________________________ :
Brazo, Melody L.  475.0  (2.6%) 
BBBBBBBBB _______________________________________ :
Thompson, Alvin E.  389.0  (2.2%) 
LLLLLLL _________________________________________ :
Patterson, Jamisean F.  284.0  (1.6%) 
IIIIII __________________________________________ :
Burke, Shawn M.  219.0  (1.2%) 
CCCC ____________________________________________ :
Write-In 1  26.0  (0.1%) 
________________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  1.0  (0.0%) 
________________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Turkel, Alice L. Elected
D K

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The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Turkel, Alice L. has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
------------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,565.9  (14.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Simmons, Denise  2,438.9  (13.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,290.3  (12.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,286.1  (12.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____ :
Segat, Susana M.  2,016.9  (11.2%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ __________ :
Walser, Nancy  1,921.6  (10.7%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ___________ :
Harshbarger, Michael  1,572.5  (8.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ___________________ :
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad  756.4  (4.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH __________________________________ :
Harding, Donald  713.1  (4.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF __________________________________ :
Brazo, Melody L.  478.2  (2.7%) 
BBBBBBBBB _______________________________________ :
Thompson, Alvin E.  390.2  (2.2%) 
LLLLLLLL ________________________________________ :
Patterson, Jamisean F.  284.6  (1.6%) 
IIIII ___________________________________________ :
Burke, Shawn M.  219.3  (1.2%) 
CCCC ____________________________________________ :
Write-In 1  26.0  (0.1%) 
________________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  1.0  (0.0%) 
________________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 2 Defeated

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Write-In 2) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
------------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,565.9  (14.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Simmons, Denise  2,438.9  (13.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ___ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,290.3  (12.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,286.1  (12.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______ :
Segat, Susana M.  2,016.9  (11.2%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ___________ :
Walser, Nancy  1,921.6  (10.7%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _____________ :
Harshbarger, Michael  1,572.5  (8.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ___________________ :
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad  756.4  (4.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___________________________________ :
Harding, Donald  713.1  (4.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___________________________________ :
Brazo, Melody L.  478.2  (2.7%) 
BBBBBBBBB ________________________________________ :
Thompson, Alvin E.  390.2  (2.2%) 
LLLLLLL __________________________________________ :
Patterson, Jamisean F.  284.6  (1.6%) 
IIIIII ___________________________________________ :
Burke, Shawn M.  219.3  (1.2%) 
CCCC _____________________________________________ :
Write-In 1  27.0  (0.2%) 
_________________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 1 Defeated
B K

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Write-In 1) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
U
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
------------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,566.9  (14.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Simmons, Denise  2,440.9  (13.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ___ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,294.3  (12.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,287.1  (12.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______ :
Segat, Susana M.  2,017.9  (11.2%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ___________ :
Walser, Nancy  1,923.7  (10.7%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _____________ :
Harshbarger, Michael  1,576.5  (8.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ___________________ :
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad  757.4  (4.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __________________________________ :
Harding, Donald  714.1  (4.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___________________________________ :
Brazo, Melody L.  479.2  (2.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBB _______________________________________ :
Thompson, Alvin E.  393.2  (2.2%) 
LLLLLLLL _________________________________________ :
Patterson, Jamisean F.  285.6  (1.6%) 
IIIIII ___________________________________________ :
Burke, Shawn M.  219.3  (1.2%) 
CCCC _____________________________________________ :
None of these  5.0   
_________________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Burke, Shawn M. Defeated
E F J

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Burke, Shawn M.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
------------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,567.9  (14.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Simmons, Denise  2,447.0  (13.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,330.3  (13.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,327.1  (13.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____ :
Segat, Susana M.  2,025.9  (11.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _________ :
Walser, Nancy  1,931.7  (10.8%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ___________ :
Harshbarger, Michael  1,601.5  (8.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________________ :
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad  764.4  (4.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH __________________________________ :
Harding, Donald  730.1  (4.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF __________________________________ :
Brazo, Melody L.  489.2  (2.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBB ______________________________________ :
Thompson, Alvin E.  404.2  (2.3%) 
LLLLLLLL ________________________________________ :
Patterson, Jamisean F.  294.6  (1.6%) 
IIIII ___________________________________________ :
None of these  47.0   
U _______________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Patterson, Jamisean F. Defeated
D E F G J K U

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Patterson, Jamisean F.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
------------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,570.0  (14.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Simmons, Denise  2,470.0  (13.8%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,367.3  (13.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,368.2  (13.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____ :
Segat, Susana M.  2,076.1  (11.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ __________ :
Walser, Nancy  1,947.7  (10.9%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _____________ :
Harshbarger, Michael  1,634.6  (9.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __________________ :
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad  785.4  (4.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __________________________________ :
Harding, Donald  746.2  (4.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___________________________________ :
Brazo, Melody L.  493.3  (2.8%) 
BBBBBBBBB ________________________________________ :
Thompson, Alvin E.  413.2  (2.3%) 
LLLLLLLL _________________________________________ :
None of these  89.0   
UU _______________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Thompson, Alvin E. Defeated
B D E F G H J K UU

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Thompson, Alvin E.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
------------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,579.2  (14.5%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
Simmons, Denise  2,560.3  (14.4%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :K
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,415.3  (13.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,408.3  (13.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___ :
Segat, Susana M.  2,104.4  (11.8%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _________ :
Walser, Nancy  1,979.8  (11.1%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ___________ :
Harshbarger, Michael  1,678.6  (9.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ________________ :
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad  791.6  (4.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _________________________________ :
Harding, Donald  773.2  (4.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF __________________________________ :
Brazo, Melody L.  500.4  (2.8%) 
BBBBBBBBB _______________________________________ :
None of these  170.0   
UUU _____________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Simmons, Denise Elected

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Simmons, Denise has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
------------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,579.2  (14.5%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Simmons, Denise  2,541.6  (14.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,416.9  (13.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,410.5  (13.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __ :
Segat, Susana M.  2,109.7  (11.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ________ :
Walser, Nancy  1,979.8  (11.1%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN __________ :
Harshbarger, Michael  1,681.5  (9.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ________________ :
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad  792.8  (4.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _________________________________ :
Harding, Donald  778.5  (4.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF __________________________________ :
Brazo, Melody L.  500.7  (2.8%) 
BBBBBBBBB _______________________________________ :
None of these  170.0   
UUUU ____________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Brazo, Melody L. Defeated
D F HH JJ NN

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Brazo, Melody L.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
------------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,589.7  (14.6%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
Simmons, Denise  2,563.6  (14.4%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,437.0  (13.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,423.9  (13.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __ :
Segat, Susana M.  2,247.3  (12.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ______ :
Walser, Nancy  2,089.6  (11.8%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ________ :
Harshbarger, Michael  1,714.8  (9.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ________________ :
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad  898.6  (5.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________________ :
Harding, Donald  795.5  (4.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _________________________________ :
None of these  201.0   
UUUU ____________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Donald Defeated
DD EEE GGG J KK N UU

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Harding, Donald) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 10    
------------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,597.1  (14.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
Simmons, Denise  2,662.4  (15.1%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KK
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,537.4  (14.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,585.0  (14.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Segat, Susana M.  2,318.3  (13.1%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _____ :
Walser, Nancy  2,162.8  (12.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _______ :
Harshbarger, Michael  1,835.1  (10.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _____________ :
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad  935.1  (5.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______________________________ :
None of these  328.0   
UUUUUU __________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Grassi, Joseph G. Elected

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Grassi, Joseph G. has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 11    
----------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,597.1  (14.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MM
Simmons, Denise  2,662.4  (15.1%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKK
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,537.4  (14.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,519.0  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Segat, Susana M.  2,342.8  (13.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ___ :
Walser, Nancy  2,171.3  (12.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ______ :
Harshbarger, Michael  1,863.8  (10.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ____________ :
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad  939.3  (5.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____________________________ :
None of these  328.0   
UUUUUU _________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fantini, Alfred B. Elected

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Fantini, Alfred B. has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 12    
------------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,597.1  (14.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
Simmons, Denise  2,662.4  (15.1%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KK
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,519.0  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,519.0  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _ :
Segat, Susana M.  2,345.7  (13.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ___ :
Walser, Nancy  2,174.5  (12.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _______ :
Harshbarger, Michael  1,873.8  (10.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _____________ :
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad  941.6  (5.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______________________________ :
None of these  328.0   
UUUUUU __________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad Defeated
GG JJJJJJ K M NNNNNN UUU

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Kenney, Elizabeth Tad) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 13    
----------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,646.0  (15.1%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMM
Simmons, Denise  2,695.1  (15.4%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKK
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,540.0  (14.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,527.9  (14.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Segat, Susana M.  2,664.9  (15.2%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJ
Walser, Nancy  2,478.3  (14.2%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Harshbarger, Michael  1,960.9  (11.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __________ :
None of these  448.0   
UUUUUUUUU ______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Segat, Susana M. Elected
G NNN

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Segat, Susana M. has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 14    
------------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,646.0  (15.1%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MM
Simmons, Denise  2,695.1  (15.4%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKK
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,540.0  (14.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,527.9  (14.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Segat, Susana M.  2,501.9  (14.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Walser, Nancy  2,615.2  (14.9%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NN
Harshbarger, Michael  1,987.1  (11.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __________ :
None of these  448.0   
UUUUUUUU ________________________________________
   
Results    
Walser, Nancy Elected

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Walser, Nancy has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 15    
----------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,646.0  (15.1%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMM
Simmons, Denise  2,695.1  (15.4%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKK
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,540.0  (14.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,527.9  (14.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Segat, Susana M.  2,501.9  (14.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Walser, Nancy  2,615.2  (14.9%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNN
Harshbarger, Michael  1,987.1  (11.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
None of these  448.0   
UUUUUUUU _______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harshbarger, Michael Defeated
DDDDDDD EEEEEE JJJJJ KKKK MMMM NNN UUUUUUUU

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Harshbarger, Michael) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 16    
---------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,891.8  (16.9%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMMMMMMM
Simmons, Denise  2,911.3  (17.1%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKKKKKKK
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,903.3  (17.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDDDD
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,813.2  (16.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEE
Segat, Susana M.  2,769.3  (16.2%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJ
Walser, Nancy  2,778.2  (16.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNNNNN
None of these  894.0   
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU _____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Simmons, Denise Elected

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Simmons, Denise has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 17    
---------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,891.8  (16.9%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMMMMMMM
Simmons, Denise  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKKKKKK
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,903.3  (17.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDDDD
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,835.8  (16.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEE
Segat, Susana M.  2,797.6  (16.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJ
Walser, Nancy  2,794.1  (16.4%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNNNNNN
None of these  894.0   
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU _____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fantini, Alfred B. Elected

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Fantini, Alfred B. has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 18    
---------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,891.8  (16.9%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMMMMMMM
Simmons, Denise  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKKKKK
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDDD
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,873.3  (16.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEEE
Segat, Susana M.  2,809.0  (16.5%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJ
Walser, Nancy  2,804.0  (16.4%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNNNNNN
None of these  894.0   
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU _____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Turkel, Alice L. Elected

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Turkel, Alice L. has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 19    
---------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMMMMMM
Simmons, Denise  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKKKKK
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDDD
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,873.3  (16.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEEE
Segat, Susana M.  2,839.9  (16.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJJ
Walser, Nancy  2,820.3  (16.5%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNNNNNN
None of these  894.0   
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU _____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Grassi, Joseph G. Elected
J

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Grassi, Joseph G. has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 20    
----------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMMMMM
Simmons, Denise  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKKKK
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDD
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEE
Segat, Susana M.  2,863.0  (16.8%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJ
Walser, Nancy  2,826.0  (16.6%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNNNNN
None of these  894.0   
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU ______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Segat, Susana M. Elected

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Segat, Susana M. has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner. To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 21    
------------------------------------------------------ 16.7%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Simmons, Denise  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Segat, Susana M.  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Walser, Nancy  2,844.5  (16.7%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
None of these  894.0   
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU _____________________________________
   
Results  
Fantini, Alfred B.Elected 
Grassi, Joseph G.Elected 
Segat, Susana M.Elected 
Simmons, DeniseElected 
Turkel, Alice L.Elected 
Walser, NancyElected 

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 95% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 75.4% if only the first-round votes were used. You should be able to see that the winners have a more equal mandate in the final round than in the first round.

Note that even the "highest first-round votes" method is more democratic than most methods used in US public elections: the "vote for 6" method, which allows the largest block of voters to dominate, and the district method, where choices are restricted to the one or two viable candidates within geographical boundaries drawn by the politicians in office.

The Ballot Depth section shows how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Ballot Depth: This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidates.

Rank Fraction of votes for winners
1st 79.0% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2nd 12.3% 
XXXXXXXXX
3rd 5.0% 
XXXX
4th 2.0% 
X
5th 0.9% 
6th 0.4% 
7th 0.3% 
8th 0.1%